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Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16750

Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16750 "Pepsi" (1985)

Created on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and the "Sketches" app from Tayasui

Jan. 18, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

Drawing an iconic watch proofed to be both challening and fun. I love watches because they are small and yet full of details. Drawing it makes you really appreciate the level of detail the original watch has (like small things like the 'serif' on the fonts).

Initial outline with the icon Blue/Red pepsi bezel
Initial outline with the icon Blue/Red pepsi bezel
First part of the metal Oyster Bracelet filled out
First part of the metal Oyster Bracelet filled out
The shading and reflection of the metal is a challenge
The shading and reflection of the metal is a challenge
The crown is even more challening because of its
The crown is even more challening because of its "edgy shape"
Adding the letters and indexes to the bezel
Adding the letters and indexes to the bezel
It starts to look like a watch - really was surprised by the realistic look of the bracelet
It starts to look like a watch - really was surprised by the realistic look of the bracelet
Instantly recognisable as a watch, yet if you look closely it's clearly a drawing
Instantly recognisable as a watch, yet if you look closely it's clearly a drawing
Still something missing: the hands
Still something missing: the hands
Drawing the hands was a challenge, but after adding some shade to the center axle it became convincing
Drawing the hands was a challenge, but after adding some shade to the center axle it became convincing
Especially on the black dial the shadow and faux metal highlights really work
Especially on the black dial the shadow and faux metal highlights really work
Nearly finished (date still missing)
Nearly finished (date still missing)
The result!
The result!

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